Audition for play on 8/24!

The Indiana State University Department of Theater announces auditions for:

by George C. Wolfe
directed by Rayanna Bibbs

Auditions are open to Indiana State University-affiliated individuals. Current students (both undergraduate and graduate) are given priority in casting.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Actors should prepare a one to two-minute, memorized contemporary monologue. You may also read a monologue; if you do not have one, a monologue will be provided.

AUDITION INFO: Auditions will be held online on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 PM. Actors will sign up for a 5-minute audition slot. Once you register, you will be sent a Zoom link for your audition.

OTHER INFO: If you are cast, you will receive further information regarding your show and its rehearsal schedule from the director or stage manager. You can earn academic credit for your participation in the show; if cast, you will be given this option immediately after casting. Please contact Julie Dixon ( with any questions.

HOW TO AUDITION: Visit for more information and to reserve your audition slot!


Genre: Satire

Description: Serving as an elaborate satire of the prominent themes and identities of African-American culture, the play is set in a fictional museum where iconic African-American figures are kept for public consumption. Told in a series of eleven sketches, each segment centers on a different “exhibit” in the museum, and serves as a small one-person play or monologue. Exploring themes of racism, stereotypes, intra-community conflicts in black culture, and the ongoing legacy of slavery and segregation, The Colored Museum has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, redefining our ideas of what it means to be black in contemporary America. Its eleven “exhibits” undermine black stereotypes old and new and return to the facts of what being black means.

Performance Dates: September 30 – October 3, 2021.

Contact Julie Dixon at

  • Event Date
    August 24, 2021
  • Start Time
    5:00 pm
  • End Time
    7:00 pm
  • Event Address
  • Event Contact
    Alicia Jay
  • Phone
    (812) 237-3337
  • Email
  • Sponsoring Unit
    Indiana State University Department of Theater